Welcome to the 319th Tablescape Thursday!
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When Elena emailed and shared photos of her Halloween table and decor with me recently, she said, “My theme was Edgar Allan Poe Raven, cluttered elegant Gothic (LOL)—with your batty idea thrown in :0)” That totally made me laugh…I love Elena’s sense of humor!
Check out this spooky, fun display! Notice how the bats look as if they are coming from a long distance away, then they get bigger as they swoop by the mirror, fading away as they fly off into the distance. Isn’t that a hoot?! Or, maybe I should say, a squeak! 😉
Looks like a few have decided to take up residence for a while! 🙂 I think they’ve mistaken the folds in Elena’s curtains for a bat cave! Ha!
Elena decorated and set her Halloween table with her grandson in mind. He’s five years old and don’t you know he is going to LOVE this when he sees it!
Great spiderweb tablecloth!
Love the raven candelabras! They are a right at home with all the other ravens on the table.
Notice the spider candles, so perfect with the spiderweb tablecloth!
Yikes! It’s the headless horseman!
The spiders reappear on the skull appetizer plates.
Elena found the skull glasses in the Dollar store! I love checking out the glassware in the dollar store near me. They always seem to have unusual glasses that are great for special occasions and holidays. At a $1 a glass, you can splurge and collect some really unique glassware to create a great party table without putting a big dent in the budget.
Elena carried her Edgar Allan Poe “Raven” theme over to her mantel. Love the black mantel scarf…just the right amount of creepy!
Thanks so much to Elena for sharing such a fun table and all her Halloween decor!
Elena shared a list of where she found the items she used in her table and her decorating.
· Fireplace mantle: black gauze drape from Micheal’s, small raven figurine from Hobby Lobby, raven on branch from Hobby Lobby, large black tin raven from Pottery Barn, glass ravens and branches candle holder from Home Goods, “Nevermore” glass painting from Home Goods, cut glass votive holders from Macy’s, black votive candles from Home Goods
· Grey tinted skull goblets from Dollar Store—a dollar apiece, so I bought two dozen LOL!
· Beige and black spiderweb tablecloth—eBay (also sold at Home Goods)
· Black lace bat runner (laid on top of tablecloth)–Ebay
· Crystal pillar candle holders—Waterford, from ShopHQ
· Various glass pumpkins from Home Goods, Hobby Lobby, and At Home
· Tall black raven silhouettes on console table—Tuesday Morning
· Black pillar candles (spiderweb and quilted crystal pattern)—At HomeGoods
· White pumpkin raven luminaria—Home Goods
· Bat swarm—Country Living pattern scaled into four sizes, used black heavy (but not stiffened) felt—from SAS wholesale fabrics, made my own hanging bats pattern, inspired by Susan’s example
· Headless Horseman figurine—Home Goods
· Black octagonal plates—Ebay
· White and black “lace” appetizer plates—Homegoods
· Michelangelo pattern flatware—Oneida from Macy’s
· Raven candelabras—Home goods
· Black and white spider taper candles—At Home
· “Poison” bottles with raven stoppers—Home Goods
· Small and medium raven figurines—Home Goods
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